News update: Friday 27 July, 2pm

Statement from Pop-up Globe Auckland.

At Pop-up Globe we strive to make work that brings unity, joy and hope.

The response to our upcoming Auckland season has made us think about how we can do this better.

So we’re making a change.

From today we are making a commitment to cast equal numbers of male and female actors for every new Auckland season.

In the 2018/19 Auckland season of The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, Measure for Measure, and Hamlet, 14 women and 14 men will make up two 50:50 gender-balanced casts.

In any future seasons we will work within this commitment to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of the work we produce, celebrating and sharing the magic of Shakespeare’s plays.

There may be different gender balances for individual productions, but there will be 50:50 gender balance on stage during a season.

We appreciate this is a change to our published casting. If you purchased a ticket to The Taming of the Shrew or Richard III and wish to have a refund please contact our ticketing partner Eventfinda on 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) or See terms and conditions below.

Thank you to everyone who has given us their feedback. We’re very grateful.

Kind regards,

Dr Miles Gregory
Artistic Director & Founder, Pop-up Globe

Terms & conditions:

1. Refund is valid to ticket purchasers who purchased a ticket to The Taming of the Shrew or Richard III before Friday 3 August 2018.
2. To action refund, ticket purchasers must contact Eventfinda on 0800 BUY TIX or email before Friday 31 August. After this time Eventfinda’s regular refund policy applies and no refunds will be made.
3. Applications for refunds not complying with these terms and conditions will be invalid. Pop-up Globe accepts no responsibility for incorrectly completed, lost, delayed or unprocessed online purchases.
4. Pop-up Globe reserves the right to extend, cancel or amend the refund terms and conditions at any time.